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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
What is the best form/combination of contraception do you think? just wondered, coz i'm a virgin, but getting kinda close to thinking about sleeping with my b/f...

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Not doing it the only 100% sure method. Other than that, don't ask me. I'd only use a condom, if only there was someone to sleep with. <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/frown.gif"&gt; tara....i miss you!!!

    I've not lost my mind it's inserted elsewhere - hence the limp.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I used condoms (never use more than one at the time as one may come off and get stuck in you) but she went on the pill. I think they're both only about 97-98% effective, so don't just go for sex, try foreplay and stuff too. (its helps it last longer too)

    Not getting caught is only half the fun!!
    I'm the rest!!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru


    At http://www.thesite.org/sex/pregnancy/contraceptive_innovations.html
    the second on the list is the Merena IUS (intra-uterine system). This is the form of contraception which I use, and it is fantastic!

    The best side effect I have had from this IUS is that I used to bleed very heavily for 10 days, it took about three months for my bleeding to regulate with the Mirena but now I have three day periods with very little blood, if at all.

    Aparently this is because one of the ways it works is by thinning the uterine lining so that the fertilised egg can't implant. The amount of hormone is 1/7 the amount in the pill because it is delivered directly to the lining & doesn't go through the blood system like the hormones in the pill have to.

    Because the amount of hormones is lower, the potential side effects experienced by pill users are reduced.

    It is more effective than the pill, even though there is less hormone introduced to your body, it has a failure rate of 1 in 1000 over the course of a year as opposed to 10 in a thousand for a normal coil, 20 per 1000 for the pill & 10-15 for the Depot Provera injection.

    I just found most of this information from http://www.womens-health.co.uk/mirena.htm
    where it also says that because of the hormone content the stem needs to be slightly wider & in their words This can occasionally lead to difficulties with fitting, especially if you have not had a baby before. In this situation, it would be helpful to use some local anaesthetic

    So there you are, the Mirena can also be used if you've never been pregnant.

    They also say that because of the continuous supply of hormone it has been shown to reduce PMS (if caused by fluctuating hormones throughout the month).

    As I said, it is fantastic, but sadly under publicised because of it's cost. It's around £100, but it lasts for 5 years. (It can be removed easily if necessary).

    Having said all that, it's probably now a good idea to go for the coil as your first form of contraception. I'd go for the pill & a condom first, I think.

    j9
    PS, I copied this from a post I made a while back, just in-case it just gave anyone Deja Vu lol



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  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Posts: 2,822 Boards Guru
    Originally posted by j9:


    PS, I copied this from a post I made a while back, just in-case it just gave anyone Deja Vu lol


    i was getting worried for my sanity j9! <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;

    If you don't know where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Posts: 2,822 Boards Guru
    id say if youre planning any sexual experiences, use a condom wherever possible (dont excep crap excuses not to either). that'll protect against STIs.

    if its a long term sexual relationship, then i would also recommend some other form of birth control, like j9 said, or the depo-provera injections burnout_girl suggested in another post (errr somewhere!!), or the pill, combined or otherwise. i think if youre goig to carry on having sex then you should go and talk to your doctor about the options available.

    If you don't know where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    well, im still a virgin myself but i was real close to having sex with my b'f a while back. i was gonna go on the pill as i was in a long term relationship and it's pretty reliable. most girls would go on the pill more than anything else i reckon. there's 2 forms so you be better off going to see your doctor about which one suits you best. of course, there's side effects, but all medicines does and im sure you rather have some headaches then have a baby...

    i will make him wear a condom too. to prevent transmitted diseases more than anything, you may trust him but you can't trust the other girls he has went with (if any.) besides, i think the boys should always have some responsibility when it comes to birth control than leave it all to the girls, so not fair.

    goodluck!!
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